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ETH Zurich 2023 ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme for Developing countries

The programme seeks to provide fully funded opportunities to students from low-income countries to be able to carry out their research and be mentored by reputable scholars.

ETH4D provides grants for mentoring doctoral candidates from low- and lower-middle-income countries. The mentorship is a one-year appointment and comprises the following components:

  • Mentorship from one ETH professor, senior scientist or postdoc over a period of one year of the mentee’s doctoral studies. We suggest monthly meetings and clearly defined goals of the project, e.g., presentation at a conference, joint publication. ETH mentors are free to serve on the doctoral committee of the ETH4D mentee, but this is not a requirement. 
  • Research stay at the mentor’s research group (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) for 1-3 months during the mentorship period. 
  • Financial support for attending a conference and/or research material

ETH Zurich ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme

Application DeadlineApril 30, 2023
Funding TypeFully Funded
Country to studySwitzerland
TypePh.D
SponsorETH Zurich
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of ETH Zurich ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme

  • Economy roundtrip ticket (max. 2 kCHF) to and from Switzerland for the research stay
  • Visa fees
  • Travel allowance to attend an academic conference
  • Research material (e.g. lab equipment) (max 6 kCHF in total).
  • Fees for health insurance
  • Local transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Living allowance for the duration of the research stay at ETH Zurich

Requirements for ETH Zurich ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme at a university or research institute in a least-developed, low- and lower-middle-income country.
  • Application must be submitted by the ETH professorship hosting the doctoral candidate.
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.

Application Documents

  • Budget
  • Project description (see criteria document for points that need to be addressed)
  • Motivation letter of the doctoral candidate (1 page)
  • Most recent university transcripts
  • CV of doctoral candidate (max. 2 pages) incl. publications
  • Two academic reference letters
  • Doctoral project proposal (if available)
  • Support letter of the hosting ETH professor, including any financial and in-?kind contributions (in case the mentor is a senior scientist or postdoc, both, the mentor and their professor has to sign the support letter)

Application Deadline

April 30, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to ETH Zurich on eth4d.ethz.ch to apply

For more details,visit ETH Zurich website


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